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New candidate challenges Tillis’ seat
Friday, May 17, 2019
RALEIGH – State Senator Erica D. Smith and her supporters served notice to U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis during a campaign kickoff Wednesday. Smith sealed her intention to become the first African American senator to serve North Carolina in Congress at the J.D. Lewis Multipurpose Center. Former U.S. Congresswoman Eva Clayton, and the keynote speaker, said
Former Raleigh black business hub gets an upgrade
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
RALEIGH – A local public relations company has plans for new digs by renovating one of Raleigh’s oldest commercial buildings that was once a prominent fixture in Raleigh’s black business hub in the 1950s. Valerie Fields of V.K. Fields & Company PR PROS has signed a 10-year lease at 515 S. Blount St. to house her agency’s
2019 Triangle Tribune Mother of the Year
Friday, May 10, 2019
DURHAM – Marian Starnes says she was showered with love as a child. It’s what made her realize how important it is for people to feel loved, and it’s what inspired her to share her love with her children and with all the children she knows. “I have seen so many people – especially young people – who seem so unhappy or
Activists take over Raleigh City Council meeting
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
RALEIGH – Community activists and civil rights leaders disrupted the Raleigh City Council meeting Tuesday night, telling lawmakers their three-year wait for a firm stand on police oversight is over and bold moves by the council to hold cops accountable are long overdue. “Today is the day for the answers,” said PACT speaker Surena Johnson,
Teachers and their supporters flood downtown Raleigh
Friday, May 3, 2019
Downtown Raleigh came alive Wednesday with thousands of North Carolina educators filling the streets to demand lawmakers increase funding for public schools. Educators and their supporters began to gather at the N.C. Association of Educators (NCAE) headquarters near the Duke Energy Center before 8 a.m. By mid-morning, they were marching to the state
TMLA helps shape boys into men
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
CHAPEL HILL – Twenty-seven future leaders, ages 9 to 18, were honored Saturday at the Thomas Mentor Leadership Academy (TMLA) Seventh Annual Fundraising and Awards Banquet. They were recognized for the achievements made in their academic and personal lives. The TMLA is a nonprofit organization that mentors young black men who are being raised by a
NC newly-elected sheriffs talk justice, reform, responsibility
Sunday, April 28, 2019
RALEIGH – Five of North Carolina’s newly elected African-American sheriffs told a standing-room-only crowd they recognize their historic election changes the face of law enforcement, but it doesn’t change their duty to protect and serve. Nor does it change the community’s obligation to help them fix what’s broken. And it

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McDonald’s workers set to strike

DURHAM – Durham McDonald’s workers will strike Thursday, May 23 – the day of

First black official in ACC dies

APEX — Jim Burch was the first black man to officiate a basketball game in the Atlantic

Community runners squat for charity

DURHAM – Eight Triangle-area residents and an estimated 50 virtual participants squared